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Regional Cross Country Success for Crowle Cadet

2015-02-24 12:16:06
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By Flt Lt J Docherty - 300 (Axholme) Squadron

A very cold, snowy and blustery morning saw Air Cadets from South and West Yorkshire Wing assemble in Blackburn to represent their Wing in the North Region Cross Country Championship.  Flight Sergeant Daniel Wheatley, from 300 (Axholme) Squadron was part of the Junior Men’s team, after finishing second in the inter Squadron competition last month.

The Championship sees the best Air Cadets from across the North of England compete.  With up to 20 competitors in each class, competition is fierce. 

Flight Sergeant Wheatley was one of 4 entrants for the Wing in the Junior Men’s competition.  Despite freezing and wet conditions Daniel finished 5th in his race, with his team being placed 3rd overall in the class.  He narrowly missed out being asked to represent North Region in the National Championship by just one place.

The Wing were placed 3rd overall for the Championship, which was a fantastic result for the Wing and represented the hard work and effort put in by all the team.

Flying Officer V Docherty, 2nd in command at Axholme Squadron, said “It was great that Daniel did so well.  He just missed out on representing Region, but was still very pleased with his performance.”

Sport is one of the many opportunities the Air Training Corps. offers to its members, both cadets and staff.  It is a youth organisation open to anyone aged 13-17.  It is also open to those over 20 who wish to join as a staff and assist in the running of such events.  If you are interested in finding out more about Air Cadets in South and West Yorkshire, visit or about Axholme Squadron, visit

For more information please visit the Squadron website

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